Minnovare in the Construction industry: An overview

The Azimuth Aligner is a leading-edge drill rig alignment technology for mining and construction with proven ability to deliver faster, cheaper and more accurate drilling to drill rigs around the world. Hailed as the future leader of drill rig alignment, the Azimuth Aligner automates a traditionally labour intensive, and inefficient process to provide operators reduced costs and improved azimuth accuracy within +/- 0.2 degree, a standard previously unheard of in the industry. Our strategy and support philosophy is one of partnership, integration, and reliability, and from the sales process, to the technology setup phase, ongoing troubleshooting during the project life-cycle, and any additional needs or queries. We work on delivering value, training and education by making ourselves available to help every step of the way.

The Azimuth Aligner for the Construction industry challenges

The Azimuth Aligner by Minnovare is a leading-edge technology-assisted unit that renders past underground drilling alignment practices obsolete. Conventional alignment processes can take hours, and limit the project with associated downtime expenses on top of personnel costs. Even then, the alignment is prone to human error and inaccuracy. With no need for GPS, compasses, string lines, plumb bobs or flagging tape, the Azimuth Aligner enables faster and more accurate setups.

For construction, this is a much-needed innovation.

With global recognition and numerous awards for its ground-breaking technology and proven success, Minnovare is now delivering the productivity improvements of the Azimuth Aligner to surface and underground drilling programs worldwide. For construction projects, whether they require underground or surface drilling, the Azimuth Aligner bypasses the conventional labour intensive and time-draining alignment processes reduces costs and increases accuracy. It delivers quantifiable productivity benefits and eliminates the risk of human error.

The Azimuth Aligner – Construction

For the Ground Engineering Market

The Azimuth Aligner provides a simple and productive drill rig alignment solution appropriate for most Ground Engineering applications, including compensation, fracture and freeze grouting, underpinning, anchoring, micro pulling, soil nailing, piling and diaphragm / slurry walls.

For Surface Drilling

Surface drill rigs can be difficult to manoeuvre and align to an accurate collar azimuth and dip but with the Azimuth Aligner, traditional surveying techniques with reference pegs and market taps are unnecessary with the drill rig aligning seamlessly to a set azimuth across drilling, tunnelling, dam construction, building foundations, bridge, road and rail construction, and drill sites with tight access.

As a leading-edge technology that has already assisted countless mining projects, the value proposition for the Azimuth Aligner is clear. It is supported by our testimonials, continued use and by the numerous case studies available that demonstrate our performance in the mining industry.

“Due to its capability to adjust itself to different drill rigs and noted increase in productivity, we now recommend to include this device to our clients in our projects across the USA”

J.B.Puente – Project Engineer at Nicholson Construction

The Benefits

Reduced rig set up time and costs

  • 70-90% reduction in downtime
  • 33% reduction in labour costs

Increased revenue and yield

  • 100% of holes aligned to +/- 0.2 Degrees in Azimuth
  • 6% per metre cost reduction

Accuracy Assurance

  • 100% of holes aligned to +/- 0.2 Degrees in Azimuth

Find out more about the Azimuth Aligner


We’ve worked with countless engineering companies around the world, helping save millions of dollars by reducing drill rig set up time, cost and labour and increasing productivity, efficiency and accuracy.

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How to engage Minnovare

At Minnovare, our confidence in the Azimuth Aligner is demonstrated through our free trial offering. See for yourself, at no cost, the power of our unit working on your site. The trial includes consultation, training, and use of the aligner for the first month, and there is no obligation to continue using the Azimuth Aligner afterwards. Find out more in one of our industry specific resources for mining and construction on the next steps to take.



Minnovare seeks to better understand the project challenges you face and prescribe the best integration opportunity for the Azimuth Aligner through a proposed rollout agreement.



At no cost to the client, we come to site to demonstrate the unit and its potential for your team and supervisors. Where necessary, this demonstration period can last up to 1 month to better validate the fit for your team and drill rig.



Based on the results of demonstration and further conversations, we sign an agreement to engage the project or multiple projects.


Extension if required

Our commitment to value is seen in the potential extension of a trial period on request if more time is needed to reach optimal and quantifiable cost benefits from the Azimuth Aligner.


Ongoing support & training

Online training hub access is provided in conjunction with on-site training to ensure the Azimuth Aligner is used to optimal performance standards.